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Brigitta Varadi | Jessica LLoyd-Jones | Susanne Bosch | Anna McLeod | Tomasz Matuszak


Brigitta Varadi, Artist in Residence 2014/15

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Artist Statement : Brigitta Varadi’s work explores how memories can inform our present day perspectives and artistic expression. In her own words Varadi states, ‘I like to find beauty, rhythm and patterns around me in a search to find the hidden, invisible element that gives us simple pleasure in our everyday life. I am also interested in the aesthetic of these patterns and its slowly built construction. Using different type of fibers and techniques I search for reflection, a momentary flash of emotion, for a surface that contains many meanings and memories. This process reflects the essence of my work, an erosion of memories through repetitive action till all that remains is the action itself.’ (Varadi 2014)

Biography: Varadi is an artist born in Hungary and living in Leitrim, Ireland since 2001.
Her work is found in many public and private collections including a commission by the Office of Public Works for The Department of Education and Science, Athlone, Ireland. She is a recipient of numerous awards including Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award (2014 & '13 &‘12), Arts Council of Ireland Artists in Prison Scheme Award (2013 & ‘12), Leitrim County Council Arts Bursary, (2014 & '12 &’ 10), Culture Ireland Award (2010 & ’06) and many others. She has participated in residencies at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2014), ChaNorth, Chashama, New York( 2013), CAC-Woodside, Troy, New York (2012) in the USA, TRADE 2011, Ireland (2011), KulttuuriKauppila, Finland (2006) and more. She has undertaken a residency program at the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York ( 1-31 August 2014) and the LOCIS 2014 residency in Ireland ( July-December 2014)
In addition to developing her own practice, Varadi works on commissions and exhibitions, developing projects with people of all ages and abilities within the community sector, schools, prisons and arts centers. She has co-designed and facilitated the Creative Lab for the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change, SDM Programme, May 2013, Bonn, Germany.